Back­lash re­sults in up­grades

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

COM­MU­NITY back­lash about a lack of shad­ing in North Bur­nett parks has forced North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil to act, with sun safe in­fra­struc­ture set to be in­stalled.

Sev­eral parks and play­grounds in the re­gion will now be­come sun safe, with up­grades tak­ing place in June.

Con­struc­tion dates have now been set on four shade sales over play­grounds in Biggen­den’s Lions park, and Monto’s Jaycee, Lions and Me­mo­rial Parks.

An online pe­ti­tion cir­cled in 2019 de­manded the coun­cil act on com­mu­nity feed­back about the “ex­cru­ci­at­ingly hot” sum­mer days ren­der­ing the park use­less for fam­i­lies.

Works have al­ready be­gun this month with Biggen­den’s Lions Park from June 3 to June 12.

Jaycee Park and Lions Park in Monto will be done jointly from June 5 to June 26.

Monto’s Me­mo­rial Park will then fol­low, from June 26.

Pic­ture: Alex Treacy

SUNNY DAY: Peta Baker's daugh­ters Yindi and Dharma on the equip­ment in Me­mo­rial Park which Mrs Baker says gets 'ex­cru­ci­at­ingly hot.'

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